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Start a Blog-Time to Know About It

How to start a blog?
If you are looking for "how to start a blog?" then you are in the right place. In this post I go
over the different considerations and decisions you have to make when you start a blog.
1. What are you reasons for blogging? You need to decide what you are blogging for. Is it for
fun or profit? If you are chasing visitors to your blog, what do you want them to do when
they arrive. Maybe you just like to write, that is fine, blogging can be absolutely therapeutic
in some ways.
2. Decide what you are going to blog about? If you are very certain about the reason that
you are blogging then that will help you understand and decide on what you are going to
blog about. What you are going to blog about is also determined by the people that you are
trying to talk to. You can blog about current news, viral videos or controversial topics. You
can stick to a certain topic, eg car repairs, or how to get a six pack. By staying consistent on
one topic you can gain credibility and be seen as an expert in your field. Product reviews
are also a good thing to blog about.
3. Free blog or paid blog?
Free blogs are all over the web, simply do a web search and you can find some. Some
examples are blogger.com, Best Seo Plugin for WordPress, blog.com and Weebly.com. Now
with most things in life freedom isn't free. Your blog will not be your own; the domain will
be something like bradsblog.wordpress.com so you will have the same domain name as
many other people. If you are looking to make money most of the free services don't allow
you to advertise on their sites. Free blogging services like Best WordPress Themes for
Blogs aren't the best option but are an easy free way to dip your feet in the water.

Paid blogs - Know How to Start a Travel Blog
For a paid blog you have to pay for the domain and the hosting. You will then own the blog
yourself and therefore have more control over the blog when you begin to try and make
money. A lot of the free blogs don't allow you to advertise on it. You can use the free
program WordPress.org program to put on your blog, which will give you themes and
utilities to help to know how to start a food blog. Cheap options are brainhost.com,

HostGator.com, GoDaddy.com all offer hosting solutions. For example GoDaddy.com
hosting starts at $2.99/month. So you are looking at about $36 dollars a year for hosting.
Take a look at all the options and see what special deals you can get. Most of these hosting
provides will provide you with instructions on how to use their easy 1 click installation of
WordPress on your new hosted domain.
4. Domain names
Now you will have to register a domain name (this is the actual name of your
website/blog). Domains start at about $8 but can go up into the thousands. You can use a
service at GoDaddy.com or maddogdomains.com to register you domain name.The more
popular domain names usually cost more. Eg obviously you would have no chance buying
the domain nba.com but you could buy mynameisjohnsmithfromamerica would be pretty
cheap, however weird. A nice simple option when starting is to go for names like
firstnamelastname.com etc something like that.
You can always change the domain name later or have more than one all linking to the
same actual webpage. For example you might own 3 domain names but have it so if you
type in any of them they all go to the same website. Once your website is up and running
we have answered the question "how to start a blog?" However this is just the start of your
journey into blogging! The next things you have to focus on are traffic and content.
5. Traffic
When you put something on your blog you want people to read it or watch it. This is where
traffic comes in. If you want your blog to be successful you need to learn to get traffic to it.
There are many different options here depending on your expertise and budget. Basically
traffic can be broken down into free and paid traffic.
Free traffic includes
Search engine traffic
Social media traffic (Facebook, twitter etc),
Forum posts,
Article marketing.
All of these topics by themselves could be the topics of pages and pages of how to articles.
Paid traffic includes
•PPC (paid per click) advertising, eg the little ads you see at the top of every Google search,

• Solo ads which is where you pay someone with a large list of email subscribers to email
them and tell them about your blog,
• Banner advertising - you buy an advertisement space on a website for a set term eg 1
month 6.
Content
Once you have your site up and running you need to start posting relevant content in the
form of articles, pictures or videos. For ideas on what to write about check out current
trending videos at YouTube.com/charts, news provides like CNN.com or simply Google
search news.
So I hope this has given you a basic overview of the actions required to get started and
answered the old question "how do I start a blog".
Peace.
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